Arsenal continue their winning streak with a commanding performance, as they take all three points this evening at Prenton Park against 5th-placed Liverpool, avenging their defeat to the side from earlier this season.
Although Jonas Eidvall’s side displayed a dominant performance in the first half, as Arsenal held the majority of the possession and had the better of the chances, they had little to show for it.
The most promising opportunity of the half came moments before the halftime whistle, Beth Mead delivered a dangerous cross from the corner flag and found Lotte Wubben-Moy in an ideal position in front of goal. However, she could not generate enough power onto the headed attempt as it provided little concern for the keeper and denied the Gunners a halftime lead.
After another promising start to the second half, in the 60th minute, Vivianne Miedema surged towards goal and unleashed a shot from 20 yards out. With the assistance of a deflection off Liverpool defender Gemma Bonner, her strike found the net and gifted the visitors a deserved one-nil lead.
This proved to be a particularly special moment for the Dutch international as this would be her first WSL goal since her long-awaited return after rupturing her ACL in December 2022. She stated post-match, “It’s been a long time coming. I’ve been feeling really good in training, I’ve been scoring a lot of goals, but to then do it here, obviously in the league again, it’s a really nice feeling.”
Just under 10 minutes later, Arsenal would double their lead courtesy of Caitlin Foord who, assisted by Alessia Russo, found herself in front of the Liverpool defence and calmly slotted the ball past Laws.
In their pursuit to extend their lead, substitute Stina Blackstenius grew increasingly more dangerous in front of goal. Still, despite several promising chances, the scoreline remained, 2-0 to Arsenal, a much-improved scoreline since the reverse fixture during the opening day of the season, where the Gunners suffered a one-nil defeat at the Emirates.
This win celebrated Jonas Eidvall’s 100th game in charge for the North London side, he reminisced on Sunday evening’s win, “Yeah, the performance I’m really happy about today. And that was the most important thing”.
Arsenal remain three points behind league leaders, Chelsea and level on points with Manchester City ahead of their trip to West Ham, where the three points will once again be crucial to stay within reach of the title.